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Sniper (Ability)

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Sniper スナイパー
Sniper
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Generation IV
Powers up moves if they become critical hits.
Generation V
Powers up moves if they become critical hits.
Generation VI
Powers up moves if they become critical hits.

Sniper (Japanese: スナイパー Sniper) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Fourteen Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Critical hits will do 1.5× the normal critical hit damage (i.e. 3× instead of 2× in Generation IV and Generation V, and 2.25× instead of 1.5× in Generation VI).

Outside of battle

Sniper has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sniper

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm None Sniper
Spearow Spearow Normal Flying Keen Eye None Sniper
Fearow Fearow Normal Flying Keen Eye None Sniper
Horsea Horsea Water Water Swift Swim Sniper Damp
Seadra Seadra Water Water Poison Point Sniper Damp
Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm Insomnia Sniper
Ariados Ariados Bug Poison Swarm Insomnia Sniper
Remoraid Remoraid Water Water Hustle Sniper Moody
Octillery Octillery Water Water Suction Cups Sniper Moody
Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon Swift Swim Sniper Damp
Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor Sniper Keen Eye
Drapion Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor Sniper Keen Eye
Binacle Binacle Rock Water Sniper Tough Claws Pickpocket
Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water Sniper Tough Claws Pickpocket
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 狙擊手 Jūjíshǒu
France Flag.png French Sniper
Germany Flag.png German Superschütze
Italy Flag.png Italian Cecchino
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스나이퍼 Sniper
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Franco-Atirador
Spain Flag.png Spanish Francotirador*
Francotirad.*


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